Jesa is the managing attorney with Oath in San Diego, CA. She believes that everyone should get the chance to protect what they’ve worked for and ensure it gets to their loved ones in an affordable and efficient manner.
Jesa was born and raised in San Diego, California. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and returned to San Diego to receive her J.D. from University of San Diego, School of Law. She is a member of the California Bar Association, and licensed to practice throughout her native state of California.
In her free time, she loves to sing, crochet, and roller skate.
I stumbled into law by accident. My parents owned a small but decently successful business. Through many years of hard work and sacrifice, they were able to grow the business to the point that it became a huge part of my parents’ estate and contributed a lot to our lives. It put my sister and brother through college, anchored our extended family in times of need, and helped fund some amazing family trips. I was in the middle of college when some legal troubles hit.
Like most small business owners, my parents were in over their heads. At the end of it all, some hotshot, overpriced lawyers took advantage of that and let us drown. We lost the business and fell into overwhelming debt. It took years for us to climb out of that hole, and my parents are still paying the price today.
I still remember how it felt. I felt helpless. I felt lost. But I also felt inspired. I thought to myself, even though it is too late to help my family, maybe I can help someone else. And so, I went to law school to be the person that my parents had needed. I went to law school to learn from that awful experience and help people protect what was important to them.
In law school, I worked in tax law. Through that, I learned about what I could do as an attorney to protect my clients from the threats of government agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the FranchiseTax Board (FTB), and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration(CDTFA). But there were far more threats than just the taxing authorities that were plaguing my clients, and I wanted to help them more. As I continued to work in tax, I found my perfect fit in estate planning.
Estate planning allows me to do what I set out to do: protect my clients and all that they’ve worked so hard to achieve. I have seen firsthand how devastating of a loss it could be to lose a huge portion of your estate. Through estate planning, I work to ensure that my clients avoid the fate that my family suffered. I make sure that they are able to protect what they’ve earned both while they’re alive and after they pass away.